Day: July 28, 2022

Roundtable Discussion Highlights Workforce Development

Roundtable Discussion Highlights Workforce Development Listen to Podcast As communities across the country adapt to the changing realities of growth and regional development in an uncertain world, attracting and retaining skilled workers and professionals is the foundation of economic success. The challenges and opportunities in building a talent pool in Volusia County and beyond was […]Read More

One Badge. Limitless Opportunities.

One Badge. Limitless Opportunities. One Badge. Limitless Opportunities. That’s the promise Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood made in early 2021 when his department’s new training academy was announced–– in large part to address the challenge of filling vacancies. For decades, the Volusia sheriff’s office has relied on outside institutions to provide basic law enforcement training […]Read More

Happy and Here to Stay – Starting and Maintaining a

Happy and Here to Stay – Starting and Maintaining a Successful Business When coal goes through tremendous pressure, a diamond emerges.For two Volusia County couples, the desire to change and the pressure it created forged two successful businesses. It was at the height of The Great Recession in 2009 when LaToya Carey, who was in […]Read More

Six Social Media Tips to Recruit Young Talent

Six Social Media Tips to Recruit Young Talent Hiring right now can feel like looking for a needle in a haystack. Small business owners know they need to recruit new talent to continue pushing their companies forward, but it isn’t always easy to connect with Millennials (ages 26-41) and older Gen Zers (10-25), especially when […]Read More

The Road Ahead – The Road Ahead Is Full of

What has happened? First, we had the Great Resignation, the economic trend of employees voluntarily resigning from their current employer. Now, based on demographics, the pandemic and a maddening world pace, some are calling our current state of the workforce…the Great Reflection. Like any reflection, seeing who we think we are in a window or […]Read More

Community Service Is Good Business

Community Service Is Good Business VYPG 2022 Board of Directors at MOAS Emily Smith, fund development coordinator at Halifax Health – Hospice, a second-generation New Smyrna Beach local and current president of Volusia Young Professional’s Group (VYPG), took some time to tell us about VYPG and their work in the area. Tell us about YPG.The […]Read More

From The Editor – Summer 2022

From The Editor – August 2022 Our friend Big John always said Volusia County’s greatest export was our children! So true, but here in the “Great Reflection,” we are learning that the purpose we crave can be found right here in Daytona Beach and Volusia County––hence our focus on Recruiting Young Talent. As Robin King […]Read More

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